Aaron Peever was born and raised in a small town called Bridgend in South Wales. He first found desire to practice fine art at Cardiff arts academy and decided to develop his artwork at Arts University Bournemouth, where he studied a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Through his degree, he found his passion for oil painting and gained an understanding of the materiality. From the experiences in his personal life, he developed his concepts around the human condition and society. These themes is what led him to create his own style of contemporary realism and to be nominated for the 2020 Freeland painting prize.